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Aerologic Selects AMES for B777 Line Maintenance, Emphasizing Cost Control And Operational Experience

Dépèche transmise le 19 avril 2011 par Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, Inc. (AMES), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), announced a contract with AeroLogic GmbH for line maintenance support of AeroLogic's Boeing 777 freighter aircraft at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

“We’re pleased that AeroLogic was attracted to our competitive cost structure and operational experience”

“We selected AMES to support our line operations because of their extensive line maintenance experience and their efficient approach,” remarked Felix Titze, Project Manager of Line Maintenance for AeroLogic.

AeroLogic is headquartered in Germany at Leipzig/Halle Airport and conducts worldwide freight operations with a fleet of eight B777 aircraft. The airline operates exclusively for its parent companies DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo, including inbound and outbound international shipments through DHL Express’ primary U.S. sort facility at the airport near Cincinnati, Ohio.

“We’re pleased that AeroLogic was attracted to our competitive cost structure and operational experience,” commented Mike Ebert, Director of Line Maintenance for AMES. “It’s a natural extension of our well-developed line organization, which already serves four airlines at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport.”

AMES President Brady Templeton added, “Our thirty years of experience in the air cargo industry allows us to quickly understand AeroLogic's needs and match them with the right cost-effective, value-added services.”

Demand for AMES' line and heavy maintenance services continues to increase, and the company is growing its workforce in response to improving market conditions.

About Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, Inc. (AMES)

AMES is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider with an exceptional record of supplying timely, reliable, and cost-effective services in Heavy Maintenance, Line Maintenance, Engineering & Manufacturing, Component Repair & Overhaul, and Material Sales. AMES is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG). For more information, visit www.airbornemx.com.

About Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft in the World. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services, airport ground services, fuel management, specialized transportation management, and air charter brokerage services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, LLC; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.

About AeroLogic GmbH

AeroLogic GmbH is a joint company owned by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo AG, each with 50 percent shares. The company was founded in September 2007 with headquarters in the Leipzig/Halle Airport. The AeroLogic fleet includes eight leased Boeing 777Fs. The freight capacities of AeroLogic are used by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. The two shareholding companies are also responsible for all sales and warehousing activities.

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